Mar 06, 2015
Mike Barnicle and the two signs of a recovering economy

“Two huge signs of a recovering economy are: one, the pay raises that Walmart and other retailers are giving in order to keep good employees; and the other thing, when you go past any Home Depot parking lot, it’s more full today,” says Mike Barnicle in response to the latest jobs report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 5.5% this past month, the lowest level since May 2008. Watch the conversation between Mike and the Morning Joe team here.